Ir­rel­e­vant, wild ac­cu­sa­tions

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

Tukai Lag­o­ni­lakeba, Na­maka, Nadi

Isireli Ve­sikula’s witch hunt­ing, wild ac­cu­sa­tions, base­less and mere spec­u­la­tions are un­re­al­is­tic cheap po­lit­i­cal pro­pa­ganda specif­i­cally if com­ing from some­one with an MBA and a Masters of Law. The iTaukei are not fools to again fall prey to your ill con­ceived claims and the and pol­i­tics must not be al­lowed to rear its ugly head into our so­ci­ety. It will cause racial dishar­mony and ha­tred. It was a fa­mous swan song of his SODELPA party’s pre and post 2014 elec­tion agen­das, and it still is. Per­haps Ve­sikula might want to go fur­ther and ex­plain the land grab sit­u­a­tion from the Nakau­vadra Range in the Ra prov­ince and have it re­ported to the Min­is­ter for iTaukei Af­fairs or to the gen­eral man­ager iTLTB to ver­ify if the land has been il­le­gally con­verted.

His ar­ti­cle in the Fiji Times’ Nai Lalakai May 11 edi­tion also claimed of gold be­ing found un­der the Nakau­vadra ranges, but not backed up by a spe­cial ge­ol­o­gist re­port.

It will just make those na­tives of Ra to sit back and dream aim­lessly for the gold bul­lions to ar­rive sim­i­lar to what those Kelekeletabua fol­low­ers had ex­pe­ri­enced in the past await­ing the ar­rival of their con­tainer loads of the bil­lions that never even­tu­ated. Is this an­other false alarm enough to brainwash those naive Ra landown­ers that are be­ing used as SODELPA’s po­lit­i­cal pawns?

All right think­ing Fi­jians must counter Isireli’s wild ac­cu­sa­tions and his land al­le­ga­tions be­cause it holds no place in so­ci­ety and our mod­ern Fiji. Maybe, the learned Ve­sikula might want to be re­minded that the iTaukei still owns 91 per cent of the to­tal land area in our Re­pub­lic, but we are the losers in that 80 per cent of the land have been ly­ing idle since time im­memo­rial and un­pro­duc­tive. But he can in­volve him­self in with our var­i­ous landown­ing units to man­age their re­sources bet­ter in­stead of a use­less wild goose chase. Please come out with so­lu­tions that are pro­gres­sive, ben­e­fi­cial and pos­i­tive to our marginalised in­dige­nous Fi­jians.

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